Shave vs Shive - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between shave and shive

is that shave is an instance of shaving while shive is a slice, especially of bread or shive can be (obsolete) a splinter; a particle of fluff on the surface of cloth or other material or shive can be or shive can be .

As a verb shave

is to make bald by using a tool such as a razor or pair of electric clippers to cut the hair close to the skin.

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shave

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) shaven, schaven, from (etyl) , (etyl) skafa.

Verb

  • To make bald by using a tool such as a razor or pair of electric clippers to cut the hair close to the skin.
  • To cut anything in this fashion.
  • The labourer with the bending scythe is seen / Shaving the surface of the waving green.
  • To remove hair from one's face by this means.
  • I had little time to shave this morning.
  • To cut finely, as with slices of meat.
  • To skim along or near the surface of; to pass close to, or touch lightly, in passing.
  • * Milton
  • Now shaves with level wing the deep.
  • * 1899 ,
  • (archaic) To be hard and severe in a bargain with; to practice extortion on; to cheat.
  • (US, slang, dated, transitive) To buy (a note) at a discount greater than the legal rate of interest, or to deduct in discounting it more than the legal rate allows.
  • Derived terms
    * aftershave * reshave * shave brush / shaving brush * shaving bump * shave cream / shaving cream * shave foam / shaving foam * shave down * shave off * shaveling * unshaved

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) sceafa

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An instance of shaving.
  • I instructed the barber to give me a shave .
  • A thin slice; a shaving.
  • (Wright)
  • (US, slang, dated) An exorbitant discount on a note.
  • (US, slang, dated) A premium paid for an extension of the time of delivery or payment, or for the right to vary a stock contract in any particular.
  • A hand tool consisting of a sharp blade with a handle at each end; a spokeshave.
  • Derived terms
    * close shave

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    shive

    English

    Etymology 1

    (wikipedia shive) A parallel form of (sheave), from a (etyl) base which probably existed in (etyl) (though is not attested before the Middle English period). Cognate with (etyl) Scheibe, late (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A slice, especially of bread.
  • * 1980 , Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers :
  • In my cool room with the shutters shut and the thin shives of air and light coming through the slats, I cried myself to sleep in an overloud selfpitying transport.
  • (obsolete) A sheave.
  • A beam or plank of split wood.
  • A flat, wide cork for plugging a large hole.
  • Etymology 2

    From a (etyl) base which probably existed in Old English (though is not attested before the Middle English period). Cognate with (etyl) Schebe, (etyl) scheef.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A splinter; a particle of fluff on the surface of cloth or other material.
  • (paper-makin) A particle of impurity in finished paper.
  • Etymology 3

    Variant of shiv.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • * 2006 , Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day (Vintage 2007), page 50:
  • So every alleyway down here, every shadow big enough to hide a shive artist with a grudge, is a warm invitation to rewrite history.

    Etymology 4

    See shiva

    Noun

  • * 2010 , , A Life of Learning
  • There are some cultural details in Schissel’s story that are specific to the Jewish community: the family sits shive (seven days of mourning for the dead), and the preference for silence at that time.
    Derived terms
    * sit shive

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